Abbotswell Guesthouse (Aberdeenshire)
Located 7 km from AECC in Aberdeen, Abbotswell Guesthouse features free WiFi access and free private parking. Every room has a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. There is luggage storage space at the property.
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- Duthie Park is 44 acres (180,000 m2) located in Aberdeen by the banks of the River Dee. The park was given to the council in 1881 by Lady Elizabeth Duthie of Ruthrieston, in memory of her uncle and of her brother. The park is noted for the spectacular David Welch winter gardens with tropical and arid houses which contain the second largest collections of bromeliads and of giant cacti respectively in Great Britain (second to the Eden Project in Cornwall, England). Originally opened in 1899, the greenhouses had to be demolished and rebuilt after suffering storm damage in 1969.
- Aberdeen Maritime Museum is on the Shiprow and tells the story of this city’s dependance on the sea. This is a great day out and the kids will love it for the highly interactive exhibitions on shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, the port and fishing. This is an award winning museum and the only place in the UK where you can see displays on the North Sea oil and gas industry. Aberdeen Maritime Museum offers visitors a spectacular viewpoint over the busy harbour. The museum was expanded to create five times the original exhibition space in the 16th century Provost Ross’s House. Aberdeen’s excellent collections of maritime paintings and objects are utilised to the full in the new museum, with touch screen consoles, computer visual databases, education room and hands-on exhibits all adding a new dimension for visitors and bringing the drama of the North Sea industries such as offshore oil, fishing and shipping, to life. The complex is open six days a week with a busy programme of special exhibitions and events throughout the year. The licensed Leading Lights Café – an attraction in itself – offers fine food in splendid surroundings and a first class shop sells a wide range or souvenirs, gifts, crafts, books and music with a distinctly nautical flavour. Facilities include:Education Room Café Shop Toilet Disabled facilities Tours
- Aberdeen Lifeboat Station is one of the oldest in Scotland with the first being built on the North Pier in 1802. The crews here have been saving lives for over 200 years whether in the ocean or during floods inland. They have received 26 awards for gallantry! Aberdeen is an Observe station and has no access to the public as it is within the secure industrial harbour area. Visit by appointment only.
- Balnagask Golf Course (Nigg Bay) is a challenging course in a stunning location on the headland at Balnagask. Here you’ll find around 18 sites of historical and archaeological interest and the adjacent Robert Stevenson designed lighthouse. The par 70 Balnagask Golf Course measures some 6059 yards and includes three par threes and a par five. A pitch and putt course also provide fun and some challenges as you fine-tune your short game. The course is also home to the Nigg Bay Golf Club. Reviews state that the Tees, Fairways and Greens are immaculate with a uniqueness given by the many hills and blind holes.
- Aberdeen Art Gallery is one of Aberdeen’s most popular tourist attractions. An attractive example of late 19th century architecture, it houses one of the finest art collections in Britain with paintings, sculpture and graphics from the 15th century to the present day. Gallery Shop, Gallery Cafe, Creche Services and Wi-Fi at Aberdeen Art Gallery. Aberdeen Art Gallery has disabled access. Pushchairs are available for small children. Guide dogs are admitted.
- Footdee Beach is a sandy beach at the harbour end of the main Aberdeen beach. Footdee is known to the locals as “Fittie” – is a small village at the east end of Aberdeen’s harbour. Originally a fishing village, it comprises of two areas of fishing cottages built in two squares. It’s a popular beach for windsurfing, kayaking, jet skiing and fishing as well as the usual holiday makers sunbathing and swimming. There is good parking but no lifeguard. The nearest town is Aberdeen with all the facilities it has to offer and there are many attractions nearby.
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